Borders, Walls and Refugees in the Age of Climate Change

Morocco: Spring 2023

At a Glance

Faculty leader

Steve Niva


Casablanca, Fes, Tangier, Ifrane


4 weeks of travel



Language of Instruction



Hotels, Student Residence Halls

Single or Multi-Quarter

Multi (Fall 22 - Spring 23)

Previous Experience

Participation in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Borders, Walls, and Refugees in the Age of Climate Change preferred; Participation in Winter 2023 Borders, Walls, and Refugees in the Age of Climate Change required

Program Components

Engagement with:

  • Local professionals working with migrants and refugees
  • Local academics 
  • Moroccan students
  • Journalists
  • Policy makers 

Program Description

For a description of the full academic year (Fall 22 - Spring 23) program, view the course catalog

The world is entering a new age of mass migration, which includes unprecedented numbers of refugees forced to leave their home countries. The majority of migrants and refugees find shelter in nearby countries in the Global South such as Turkey, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico and Morocco, while a smaller number journey to Europe or the United States where they face increasingly militarized borders and strict asylum policies. 

In the spring quarter, interested students can choose to undertake a four-week study abroad program to Morocco to deepen their knowledge about the causes and effects of global migration and refugee flows in a transit country that is confronting restrictive migrant policies and border militarization from Europe. The group will meet with migrant and refugee aid workers and will visit universities, meet with students, journalists and policy makers as well as traveling to several exciting locations around the country.

After you Return

Global to Local Involvement

Evergreen’s Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBLA) can help you find opportunities to engage with the community and build upon your skills developed/strengthened in Morocco. 

Future Coursework

  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • International Affairs
  • Law

Related Career Paths

  • Diplomacy and foreign policy
  • Environmental justice
  • Higher education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Local and regional politics
  • Social work
  • Teaching K–12

Total Cost

Evergreen Tuition + Fees + Variable Costs = Current Tuition + about $4,830  


Charged to your student account and subject to change

Expenses Amounts
Program Fee $2,900
Admin Fee


What does the program fee include? 

  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel guides 
  • Additional instruction from local organizations 

What does the admin fee pay for? Faculty travel expenses and support from International Programs & Services

Variable Costs

Not charged to your student account

Expenses Estimated Amounts
Roundtrip Airfare $1,000 - $1,500
Some meals $300
Personal expenses/activities $100
Health Insurance & Immunizations $30
Passport Fees $200
Estimated Variable Total $1,430 - $2,130

Questions or Concerns?

Academic-related or location specific: email the faculty, Steve Niva, at 

General study abroad or cost: email Brynn Smith at